Conference Proceeding

Effect of Environmental Conditions on Sorghum Fodder Yield and Its Related Traits

Dr. Ashok Kumar Dehinwal

Indian economy is primarily agricultural based, where animal health is very important. To establish and improve the animal production, a critical factor in sustainable agriculture is the availability of quality forage and grasses of which production needs urgent attention. The status of forage and fodder in India indicates the availability of 390 and 443 m tons respectively as against the requirement of 1025 and 570m tons. It creates the deficit of 62 and 22 per cent respectively. The higher adaptability and greater biomass production potential of sorghum makes it the most popular forage crop across the country. A study was made in Sorghum bicolor with 24 hybrids along with parents to estimate the environmental effect on fodder yield and its component trait. it is concluded that the mean sum of squares due to genotypes were highly significant for all the characters in all the four test environments except number of tillers per plant in late sowing. High and positive environmental index showed that early sowing was the best environment for the expression of fodder yield and its related traits.

Published: 08 November 2017


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